[ 7 December 2011 12:00 pm to 22 December 2011 11:00 am. ] Last week I was given a heads-up by an artist friend about an exhibition on at the Australian National Capital Artists (ANCA) Gallery in Dickson. Apparently ANCA are repainting the gallery over the new year period and have invited a select group of artists to use the walls of the gallery [...]
[ 9 December 2011 to 11 December 2011. ]
The Canberra Opera Workshop is putting on a performance of Gaetano Donizetti’s Elixir of Love this weekend.
Gaetano Donizetti’s opera, L’Elisir D’Amore (The Elixir of Love), written in 1832, will be set in a mid C19th Italian village.
It is customary, even expected, that C21st productions of classics should relocate or update their settings. Our decision to [...]
[ 9 December 2011 to 11 December 2011. ]
The year draws to a close, the students are heading home, but the Christmas festivities are just hotting up.
What’s worth seeing and doing around town this weekend?
Just leave your thoughts in the comments.
[ 3 December 2011 to 26 February 2012. ]
The ANU is letting us know a collection of their rare fossils will be on display at the Canberra Museum and Gallery.
The fossils come from the ANU’s collection and were gathered from the Wee Jasper area.
The exhibition will run from 3 December to 26 February next year.
[ 25 November 2011 to 4 March 2012. ]
The National Portrait Gallery has announced their new exhibition: Impressions: Painting light and life.
At what point does an artist’s ‘impression’ of colour, light and form become a work sufficiently finished to show to someone else? At what point does an ‘impression’ of a certain look on a certain face become a portrait of a [...]
[ 9 December 2011 to 11 December 2011. ] For those with the chrimbo bug I’ve had a media release in which is likely to intrigue:
Immerse yourself in everything festive from 9-17 December 2011 at the Capital’s first ever Christmas Markets, to be held at Exhibition Park in Canberra.
For the first time, Canberrans will be able to celebrate Christmas in the spirit of Europe’s [...]
[ 11 December 2011 at 12:30 pm; ]
David Branson’s legacy in the Canberra arts scene remains huge with many of those he inspired going on to great things.
Facebook brings word of a tribute to commemorate the 10th anniversary of his tragic passing:
A man beloved by many, David Branson, fell from this mortal coil 10 years ago on 11 December 2001 in a [...]
[ 29 October 2011 to 4 March 2012. ]
If not for King O’Malley we could all be in Deniliquin right now.
So it should be of some interest that the titan of Federation politics is getting his first museum exhibition, at the Canberra Museum and Gallery.
Few politicians in Australia’s history have been as colourful, and none so enigmatic, as King O’Malley. O’Malley [...]
[ 30 September 2011 to 29 January 2012. ]
Once again, the good burghers of Canberra are being treated to a spectacle of fine art from China. My first memory of Chinese art was when the Terracotta Warriors visited the National Gallery of Australia in about 1984. The NGA once again got the scoop with Inside Out: New Chinese Art in 2000 (the most [...]
[ 26 November 2011 to 18 March 2012. ]
There’s very little on the National Library’s website about this yet but Andrew Barr has announced that he’s spending $200,000 promoting a pretty amazing sounding exhibition of handwritten manuscripts at the National Library:
The Handwritten: Ten Centuries of Manuscript – Treasures from Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin exhibition will feature manuscripts, letters, sketches and musical scores handwritten [...]
[ 9 December 2011 to 9 April 2012. ]
The National Gallery has unveiled its big summer series and it’s the works of the Accademia Carrara.
This unique exhibition offers audiences an unparalleled chance to see Early and High Renaissance paintings by some of the greatest European artists. Raphael, Botticelli, Bellini and Titian are represented among an amazing gamut of talent and creative splendour. More [...]
[ 8 July 2011 to 1 April 2012. ]
The National Gallery have announced their next exhibition “Out of the West”:
Out of the West is the first survey exhibition outside Western Australia to present a large sample of artists from the past to the present from Western Australia. It takes a unique look at the art from Western Australia from pre-settlement until today.
The works [...]